03 Jan 2002 Pre-2014 Releases

Jamie Spencer Enquiry

Published: 3 January 2002

The Disciplinary Committee of the Jockey Club on 3rd January 2002 held an enquiry to establish whether or not Jamie Spencer, the rider of TARBOUSH, had committed a breach of Rule 153 of the Rules of Racing concerning his riding in the ‘Bet. Watch. Live. attheraces.co.uk Conditions Stakes’ at Lingfield Park on 12th December 2001. The matter was referred to the Stewards of the Jockey Club by the Lingfield Park Stewards following their enquiry of the same day because Spencer had been suspended from riding for 18 days for interference within the previous twelve months.

The Committee considered evidence from Spencer. It also viewed video recordings of the race.

The Committee accepted an admission from Spencer that TARBOUSH had interfered with MERSEY SOUND (IRE), ridden by Neil Pollard, and that the interference was caused by irresponsible riding of a minor nature on the part of Spencer in that he created a gap by a manoeuvre when it ought to have been obvious that interference would be the result.

Taking into account that Spencer had been suspended for 18 days for interference since 19th June 2001, it suspended him from riding for 17 days, of which 4 will be deferred until 3rd July 2002. The suspension will commence on Friday 11th January until Friday 25th January 2002 on days on which Flat racing is scheduled to take place.